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Kennet & Avon Canal

One of Berkshire's largest towns, Newbury is a perfect place for a short break or as a base to explore the heart of South East England.

Set along the banks of the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal, Newbury has a fresh, rural atmosphere combined with great shopping facilities and attractions. The retail offer is a good mix of well known high street names, local independents and  the Parkway, an open street development in the heart of the town.

There are plenty of Newbury restaurants around the area to feast your eyes on so why not take to the town and explore the amount of food on offer. The Corn Exchange arts centre provides a wide variety of entertainment and Vue cinema is also close by.

The countryside surrounding Newbury is part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The Kennet and Avon Canal runs right through the district from the outskirts of Reading to Hungerford. Newbury is home to a top class racecourse as well as being home to the country's finest racing stables. If you like to spend time on the golf course, coarse fishing or strolling along the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal, cycling or cantering over the rolling Berkshire Downs, there is plenty to offer everyone.

Things to do in Newbury

  • Shaw House is the largest Elizabethan house in Berkshire, restored in 2007.
  • Newbury is known worldwide for its excellent horse racing events - Newbury Racecourse is one of the most picturesque courses in the UK.
  • Visit nearby Highclere Castle, the largest mansion in Hampshire and the country seat of the Earls of Carnarvon.
  • A visit to The Living Rainforest is a rare opportunity to see some of the wonderful plants and wildlife that the world is losing as rainforests disappear.
  • Bombay Sapphire is just a stone's throw away so why not take in the crystal clear water and beautiful natural surroundings as you walk along the River Test.

Accommodation in Newbury

There is plenty of accommodation in Newbury if you're thinking of staying and expereincing the town in full.Once an 18th Century hunting lodge, The Vineyard has more recently been described as a temple to Californian Wine. Each room is named after an iconic wine from around the world. Put all this together with an award-winning spa and you’ve got the ideal venue for a weekend away or for special events.

What To Do near Newbury

Find out what's happening in Newbury with our Berkshire events calendar or for more attractions and places to visit near Newbury, check out the 'What's Nearby' listings below.

What's Nearby

  1. West Berkshire Museum

    The museum has benefitted from an amazing £2.26 million transformation which includes restoration...

    0.25 miles away
  2. Shaw House

    Shaw House was built by a Newbury clothier in 1581 and retains much of its original Tudor...

    0.59 miles away
  3. Donnington Castle

    Fourteenth-century gatehouse and Civil War earthworks are all that remain of this castle destroyed...

    0.83 miles away
  4. Newbury Racecourse

    Newbury Racecourse is one of the most famous and prestigious horseracing venues in the UK,...

    0.97 miles away
  1. Greenham and Crookham Common

    After many years as a military site, Greenham and Crookham Common has been restored and reopened to...

    1.52 miles away
  2. Watermill Theatre

    The beautiful and intimate Watermill Theatre, housed in a converted mill on the bank of the river...

    1.76 miles away
  3. The Nature Discovery Centre

    The Nature Discovery Centre offers organic refreshments, interactive wildlife activities ,...

    2.18 miles away
  4. Snelsmore Common Country Park

    Snelsmore Common Country Park

    Heathland, valley bog and woodland. Suitable for most quiet recreational activities such as walking...

    2.81 miles away
  5. Roots Garden Centre

    Our aim at roots is to provide our customers with a friendly and efficient service at all times....

    3.86 miles away
  6. Sandham Memorial Chapel

    This red-brick chapel was built in the 1920s for the artist, Stanley Spencer to fill with murals...

    3.91 miles away
  7. Kennet Horse Boat Company Ltd

    Traditional horse-drawn and motorised canal boats. Kennet and Avon Canal. Refreshments, coach...

    5.41 miles away
  8. Highclere Castle and Gardens

    Highclere Castle is a splendid example of early Victorian architecture. The home of the Earl &...

    5.54 miles away
  9. St Thomas' Church

    Alabaster nobles and wall paintings in a rural idyll.

    This simple little church, with pre-Norman...

    6.65 miles away
  10. The Living Rainforest

    Wander beneath the canopy of this living rainforest recreation and watch for free roaming...

    7.04 miles away
  11. Bucklebury Farm Park

    Bucklebury Farm Park

    Free tractor and trailer rides, hand feed the tamer members of the herd, lots of animals to pat and...

    7.2 miles away
  12. Canal & Tipi Experience

    Canal and Tipi Experience. Canal boat (narrow boat) hire on the Kennet and Avon Canal or the River...

    7.3 miles away
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